Indian women in the house of fiction

by Geetanjali Singh Chanda

Publisher: Zubaan in New Delhi

Written in English
Published: Pages: 348 Downloads: 807
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  • Indic fiction (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Indic fiction (English) -- Women authors -- History and criticism,
  • Women in literature,
  • Dwellings in literature

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [320]-348).

StatementGeetanjali Singh Chanda.
LC ClassificationsPR9492.6.W6+
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 348 p. ;
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22570357M
ISBN 109788189884109
LC Control Number2008325743

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